California to hold hearing on Aetna-Humana merger; 7 NY payers will change criteria for hepatitis C drug coverage

> In an interview with TechTarget, Matthew McClelland, manager of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's information governance office, explains how the insurer navigated IT, business units and HIPAA regulatory requirements to bring elements of its operation to the cloud. Article

> Seven health insurance companies in New York announced Tuesday that they will change their criteria for covering costly drugs that cure chronic hepatitis C, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> The California Department of Insurance will hold a hearing Wednesday on the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana, according to an article from SFGate. Article

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> After last week's opening arguments in the "implied certification" case before the Supreme Court, legal experts on both sides of the issue are hinting that the court could place limits on the False Claims Act without shooting down the implied certification theory entirely. Article

> A Massachusetts state audit revealed the state's Medicaid program paid nearly half a million dollars to physicians that had been banned by the federal government. Article

And finally… Why did I come in here again? Article